2013 Penn Summer Fellows Program (for doctoral students)

“Apply now for the 2013 Penn Summer Fellows Program The University of Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) Program invites doctoral students everywhere to apply for the 2013 Penn Summer Fellowship Program. Facilitated by Peter Frumkin, Professor of Social Policy and Director of Penn’s NPL Program, the seminar will explore emerging issues in the world of nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and international civil society. The program will be held June 3-28, 2013 at The University of Pennsylvania. Students are expected to submit a draft research paper that they would like to refine and prepare for publication during the program. Housing in Philadelphia near…

Another Community and Grassroots Association (CGA) Section Colloquium

Here is another CGA colloqium at our conference in Indiana: 057. Community and Grassroots Association (CGA) Section Colloquium: “The Organized Dynamics of Contemporary Contention around the World, from Arab Spring to OWS” 1:30 to 3:00 pm Thur., Nov. 15 Abstract In this colloquium, presenters will discuss the organizational and individual underpinnings of recent contention around the world. Participants will discuss the roles of nonprofit organizations in sponsoring and incubating movements such as Occupy Wall Street (OWS), the Tea Party, and the Arab Spring, as well as compare movements in countries like India, South Africa, Chile, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. In…

CGA section colloqium on participatory practices – 3:15-4:45pm Thur., Nov. 15, 2102

Looking ahead to our conference in Indianapolis, Indiana: 072. Community and Grassroots Association (CGA) Section Colloquium: “Pushing the Organizational Envelope: From Participatory City Governance to Workers’ Cooperatives” 3:15- 4:45 pm Thur., Nov. 15, 2012 Abstract Participants will discuss democratic or participatory practices used in contemporary venues ranging from city governance to workers’ cooperatives. Chen will describe the debut of participatory budgeting in New York City, in which those who work, live, or attend school in four districts have proposed projects using $6 million of local funds. Greer will examine how participatory practices could address the increasing lack of accountability among social service…

OWS Questions

The Occupy Wall Street protest movement began September 17th, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, New York City.  In less than a year, the OWS has spurred groups and events around the globe who have adopted the Occupy banner. While it is difficult to estimate the size or to foresee how the movement will evolve, it has inspired many of us to reflect on the social movements and grassroots efforts we study, teach about and participate in. We invite you to share your experience and thoughts.  Join the conversation!